Course Descriptions - 200 Level
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This course will provide students with information about appropriate movement activities, instructional strategies, and ways to create an appropriate environment when teaching physical education to preschool children. Sp
The following applies to all officiating courses:
PED 232, 234, 236, 237, 238 and 285
An in-depth look at the mechanics, rules, and officiating techniques for each sport with emphasis on high school interscholastic participation. The IHSAA or appropriate licensing examination may be taken at the completion of each course. An additional fee will be charged for administration of exam.
ARC certification in lifeguarding. Prereq: Swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick; rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front; 100 yards of breaststroke; 100 yards of either front crawl using rhythmic breathing or breaststroke or a mixture of front crawl and breaststroke. Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of seven-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within one minute, 40 seconds. When returning to the starting point, the participant's face must remain above the water and the participant must hold the 10-pound object with both hands. Sp
Examination of attitudes, research facts, and misconceptions pertaining to personal health needs and practices. Topics include but are not limited to nutrition, family living, sexuality, drug use and abuse, disease prevention, safety, first aid, and public health resources. NC1 Sp, Su, F
Course includes first aid measures recommended by the American Red Cross. Skill training provided for certification in Community First Aid and Safety, Adult, Infant and Child CPR. NC1 Sp, Su, F
Provides students with practical experiences in sport and exercise related fields. Students have the opportunity to observe professionals at work and learn about the basic operations of a facility and about programs and services offered. Prereq: Must have completed 32 or more credit hours and be a declared exercise science, kinesiology, sport management, or health professions major. Sp, F
A study of the elements which manifest stress, its impact and strategies to minimize its effect on daily life.
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This course is designed to examine the hazards present in all aspects of modern life that may produce property damage, injury, and/or illness. The activities of transportation, recreation, education, and home living are assessed for safety. Intervention strategies are presented. NO1 Su
Provides students with the basic information about teaching physical education to children in elementary school. Develop, participate in, and teach developmentally appropriate physical activities for children in grades 1-6 including classroom, recess/playground, wellness, fitness and integrated activities. Sp, Su, F
A study of the motor development of children through adolescence, their motor learning capabilities, and the factors which influence skill acquisition, retention, and transfer. Sp, Su
Exposure to movement set to music or some structured sounds. Emphasis placed on the use of movement, small equipment, and music. Materials are developed for teacher use in elementary school grades 1-6. F
This course will provide students with the basic information related to teaching elementary school physical education. Students will participate in eight weeks of field experience in an elementary physical education setting. Students will develop lessons that are safe and developmentally appropriate while ensuring maximum participation by all students with and without disabilities and using resources effectively. Prereq: Sophomore level and physical education teaching major. F
Students will learn how to teach team sports. Students will learn proper skill progressions and transition techniques that are used to link fundamental movement with sport skills, and how to evolve simple strategies into more complex offenses and defenses. Students must pass proficiency exam at 80 percent. Sp
Skill acquisition and the study of the mechanics of locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills. F
Students will learn how to teach individual and dual sports. Students will learn proper skill progressions, transition techniques that are used to link fundamental movement with sports skills and how to evolve simple strategies into more complex offenses and defenses. Students must pass proficiency exam at 80 percent. F
Orientation to career opportunities in exercise science and sport-related fields. Examination of sociological, historical and philosophical foundations, current issues and trends. Sp, Su, F
Guided laboratory experience including exposure to the nature of teaching physical education in a local elementary school. Prerequisite: PED 200 level course(s), or consent of instructor. F